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Old 09-20-2018, 03:42 AM
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Default New Acura NSX - sales failure?

It's been three years now, and looking at the latest sales numbers, it looks like sales fell off a cliff, and even pent up demand wasn't that high: Acura NSX Sales Figures | GCBC

Given the prices for used first generations are almost approaching what you can buy a new one for, is it safe to say that the new NSX missed the mark in terms of delivering what made the original so special? Wasn't Honda's sales goal 2,000 per year?

For $120k, would you rather have a brand new NSX or your pick from the used first generation lot?

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I would take a 2005 model!
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Brand new, all day long. Better looking, way faster, modern tech, still appears to be reliable (based on what I'm seeing from actual owners), very quick in day-to-day driving.

The old model is a great car (we've had two in the family) but it's basically a Cayman with less power and more weight. I'd just get a Cayman instead...
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A Cayman may work well, but is far from special in the looks department. Just like a 911. Plus both are made by a bunch of corporate criminals that have intentionally polluted our environment. I'd rather walk than give them my money.
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If you think any corporation is "clean", you haven't worked long enough. They all do immoral or shady things (in the manufacturing sector, at least). When real money is on the line, they all bow to the financial pressure and try and minimize it.

A 981 Cayman is a gorgeous car - absolutely beautiful.


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Neither. I'd rather take my $120k elsewhere, new or used.
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For $120K I can get a new little boat!



I've yet to have any desire for the NSX in any form. The styling of the Cayman (yawn) is proof that taste is highly personal.

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For $120K I can get a new little boat!



I've yet to have any desire for the NSX in any form. The styling of the Cayman (yawn) is proof that taste is highly personal.

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That boat is more attractive than the Cayman!
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money no object- since that is the question- i'd buy both. I haven't driven either so can't really make an informed decision. But, I suppose if I could only have one, i'd take the new one so I could winter drive it with the AWD being a benefit north of the 49th.

bottom line- there are too many other great options out there- and some have 3 pedals (ahem, Porsche).

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